Lismore stays in touch at national level
LISMORE players earned recognition for their impressive efforts against alongside top national talent at the recent 2013 X-Blades National Touch League tournament.
Chris Waring, Nicky Lucy-Davies, Lisa Brown, Lisa Yopp, Kathryn Hofmeyer and Steve Brown all played for the Northern Eagles at the tournament.
The six Lismore Touch Association players helped their respective age-group sides, which comprised players from across northern New South Wales, produce some respectable displays at the event.
Association president Jen McFarlane said she was delighted with the players' ability to shine at the elite competition.
"Our competition is more of a 'park' competition for players to enjoy," she said.
"It was hard for the guys to play well at that level but they did well.
"The loved it and really enjoyed themselves as well."
The players earned their places in the teams for the Coffs Harbour event after impressing at earlier trials.
Steve and Lisa Brown won the players' player awards for the men's over-50s and women's over-40s sides respectively.
Yopp was also honoured, receiving a coach's award.
Ballina Touch Association player Tony Webb featured for the Eagles' over-50s side at the event, which aimed to showcase the best in Australian touch action and featured players from across the country.
McFarlane said the players were great ambassadors for the sport in the region. "I think they did really well," she said.
"We are very proud of these senior rep players who set the example for the young ones in our comp."